Have you ever experienced that thing where everyone around you is excited about something and you just don’t get it? Maybe you don’t get into sports when everyone is talking about the Superbowl. Maybe you don’t enjoy superhero movies and everyone is talking about Avengers. Maybe everyone loves donuts and you prefer bagels. (WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?)
Or what if you are actually dreading the same thing they’re excited about?
THAT IS ME AND THE TIME CHANGE ON SUNDAY. I mean, no one loves LOSING an actual hour but everyone I know is excited about a later sunrise. ESPECIALLY EVERYONE IN MY HOUSE.
Listen. Today I got up before 4am and set the coffee brewing and started my morning routine. This is a natural wake-up time for me. Some days I’ll sleep later but I rarely sleep past 5am on a weekday. AND THIS IS ALL WITHOUT AN ALARM. To say I’m naturally a morning person is an extreme understatement. I am the most morningist of all morning people.
Today? The sun rises at 6:08am. That means I’m not up much more than an hour most days before I see my first shimmer of daylight. THIS MAKES ME VERY HAPPY. Because while I start my day early, I feel like I’m very alone in being awake until the sun comes up. I have to be really quiet and can’t do noisy chores. I feel like I can’t take out the recycling or wheel my garbage to the street. I can’t talk to my dog in the yard or listen to one of my podcasts on the Alexa speaker in the kitchen. I feel like I have to tiptoe around until the sun rises and then…when the sun comes up I’m like, “THE DAY IS FINALLY HERE! LET’S PLAY!”
Do you know when the sun rises on Monday? 7:08am! I will have already taken Nikki to the bus and Donnie to work before the sun comes up on Monday. I’ll be up for SO LONG before the sun! That’s not fair!
And I know everyone else is excited because it won’t be getting dark early, BUT I GO TO BED EARLY AND I LIKE IT DARK WHEN I GO TO BED!
Also – I love how everyone hates daylight savings time in the Fall when it sets back but now? Everyone LOVES it because it makes it still bright and sunny after work! BUT WHAT ABOUT BEFORE WORK? I WANT IT BRIGHT AND SUNNY OVER BREAKFAST!
If we didn’t change time for Daylight Savings I’d have sunrises at 4:30am in June. And also? Without DST any changes in the length of the day and matching changes to sunrise and sunset are more gradual so it wouldn’t be so alarming to suddenly be like, “WAIT. YESTERDAY THERE WAS SUN RIGHT NOW AND TODAY THERE IS NOT.”
I know. I know. Everyone loves sun at night and hates it in the morning. BUT I DO NOT. I want a 4am sunrise and a 7pm sunset. Is that too much to ask?
If you need me I’ll be leaving Angry Face responses to every Facebook post excited about the time change on Sunday. DISLIKE!